2017-12-14 / News Briefs

The Best of Biking

People bring outgrown and otherwise unused bikes to Bike Newport's community bike project throughout the year, where the bikes receive a little TLC and find their way to new owners. Bikes are restored and made road-ready by volunteers and folks who earn the bikes through volunteering. Among the beach cruisers, road racers and city bikes for grown-ups are dozens of bikes for tikes. With an extra happy holiday push, Bike Newport volunteers cleaned and tightened 30 sets of wheels over the last few weeks and delivered the bikes to the Pell School to join Santa's other surprises at a community toy distribution on Dec. 9. Bike bows and shiny chrome brought smiles to 30 little ones who also left with helmets and "Roll Model" lessons on safe cycling. Thanks go out to all who donate bikes and those who fix them. Bike donations and volunteers are welcome yearround at Bike Newport, 62 Broadway. Open Garage is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Help kids and adults build healthy, independent and empowering biking into their daily lives. For more information, call 401-619-4900 or visit bikenewportri.org/somanyreasons.

Every dollar contributed in December will be doubled by a generous donor.

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